American Airlines had previously announced it was moving up the retirement of its 17 remaining 209-seat Boeing 767-300 ERs to May 2020. Previously the target retirement date was early 2021.
Due to the extraordinary downturn in passenger demand, the downsizing carrier has apparently again moved up the target retirement date as it will operate newer aircraft on its remaining long-range routes.
On Monday, March 30, 2020 the airline operated the probable last revenue flight for the Boeing 767. The pictured Boeing 767-323 ER N347AN (top) operated a repatriation flight from Lima, Peru to the Miami hub. Flight AA 9441 arrived in Miami at 8:39 pm (2039) (local time) on March 30, 2020 apparently closing out an era for American Airlines.
N347AN is available for other repatriation flights but flight AA 9441 is likely to be the last revenue flight for an American Airlines Boeing 767-300. Today’s flight from Miami to San Juan with N347AN was cancelled.
American Airlines has not yet publicly announced the type retirement.
N347AN is likely to join the other Boeing 767-300s in storage at Roswell, NM.
At the peak, AA operated a fleet of 67 Boeing 767-300 ERs.
The first Boeing 767-300 (N351AA) was delivered to American on February 19, 1988 and entered service with AA on March 3, 1988.
Previously the smaller Boeing 767-200 was operated between 1982 and 2014.